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Learn & EngageAzure Tours

Whether you are a formal learner, or just curious to find out more, we can help you to engage with creativity, conceptual thinking and cultural meaning at IMMA.

Azure Tours

Azure is a free experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends. During  Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming.

Azure tours are offered both in-person in our gallery led Azure Tours or online in our Armchair Azure Tours using the Zoom platform. This is a free programme and we welcome all participants and their families, friends and carers. Upcoming dates and details are available on this page, please scroll down the page and click on the programme you wish to participate in.

To learn more about the Azure programme visit the webpage About Azure.

Booking

Booking is essential. For more information and to place your booking, please email [email protected] or phone 01 612 9955.

We also offer free, book-able Armchair Azure online tours to nursing home, dementia-care facilities or dementia support/social groups. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting us as above.

Details and Dates

Below is an outline of upcoming dates for our Armchair Azure online programme and in-person Azure Tours. 

Armchair Azure
Online

Armchair Azure is a free online experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends, taking place on the third Tuesday of the month. During Armchair Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming. Armchair Azure is facilitated online via Zoom.

To participate you will need a laptop or tablet with a camera to take part. We don’t advise joining on a smart phone as it can be harder to see the image of the artwork we are discussing on a smaller screen.

Dates

Date Time
Tuesday 21 June 2pm
Tuesday 19 July 2pm
Tuesday 16 August 2pm
Tuesday 20 September 2pm

Armchair Azure is facilitated online via Zoom. Places are strictly limited to enable everyone to participate. Booking is essential. For more information and to place your booking, please email [email protected] or phone 01 612 9955.  Once you have booked your place, we will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.Booking

The session will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video conferencing software. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a camera and internet access. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you might find the following videos by DEEP the Dementia Voices organisation in the UK helpful: Click here to view the videos.

Unfamiliar with Zoom? Don’t worry! Just mention this when you are placing your booking and we will send you on some helpful ‘How-to’ resources.

We also offer free, book-able Armchair Azure online tours to nursing home, dementia-care facilities or dementia support/social groups. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting us as above.


Azure Tours
In-Person

Azure in-person tours are a free gallery led experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends, held on the first Friday of the month. During Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming.

Dates

Date Time
Friday 1 July 11am
Friday 5 August 11am
Friday 2 September 11am

Booking

Booking is essential. For more information and to place your booking, please email [email protected] or phone 01 612 9955.

We also offer free, book-able Azure tours to nursing home, dementia-care facilities or dementia support/social groups. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting us as above.


KEVIN, ARMCHAIR AZURE PARTICIPANT

"Armchair Azure was something different, something totally new - I can't believe an hour has passed! I really enjoyed it."

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